News

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Newsletter 2017

Aug 18

HLD faculty will be interviewed by CNN

OU Professor and VIDA Fellow Ferah Munshi will be interviewed live on "CNN's Eclipse of the Century" alongside former astronaut Mark Kelly on Monday August 2...

Aug 02

Solar Eclipse Viewing on the South Oval

Lunar Sooners will be hosting a solar eclipse viewing for the August 21st eclipse on the South Oval of campus from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Two...

Aug 01

HLD members to be Interviewed on Discover Oklahoma

Professor Nate Kaib and graduate student Matt Clement will be interviewed on the weekly television show Discover Oklahoma. They will be answering questsions on "Great...

Jul 28

Doerte Blume and Kuver Sinha join faculty

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to welcome Kuver Sinha and Doerte Blume as new faculty members. Kuver is the new assistant professor...

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Events

Calendar
Colloquium
HEP Seminar
CMP Seminar
Astronomy Journal Club
CMP Journal Club
Faculty Research Seminar
Public Lecture
Special Event
Star Party

Faculty Research Seminar

Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Abraham & Blume

Colloquium

Oct 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Manfred Cuntz
Habitability around Single Stars and in Multiple Stellar Systems

Astronomy Journal Club

Oct 27, 2017 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 302 - James DerKacy and Lisa Simpson

Faculty Research Seminar

Nov 01, 2017 6:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Gutierrez, Strauss, & Stupak

Colloquium

Nov 02, 2017 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Sami Mitra
TBA

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Research Figure

Featured Research: Astrophysicists identify composition of earth-size planets

A University of Oklahoma post-doctoral astrophysics researcher, Billy Quarles, has identified the possible compositions of the seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Using thousands of numerical simulations to identify the planets stable for millions of years, Quarles concluded that six of the seven planets are consistent with an Earth-like composition. The exception is TRAPPIST-1f, which has a mass of 25 percent water, suggesting that TRAPPIST-1e may be the best candidate for future habitability studies.

"The goal of exoplanetary astronomy is to find planets that…